Artist and audio investigator Lawrence Abu Hamdan, writer and art historian Hannah B. Higgins, and UChicago professor and theorist W.J.T. Mitchell (Departments of English and Art History) come together to explore the ways in which what we hear and how we hear it impacts our ability to perceive and understand things visually.
In 20/20 Symposium considers the universe of image production, the vision systems that distribute it and the underlying frameworks by which it shapes the present moment. Through presentations, panel conversations and talks from contemporary artists, filmmakers, media theorists, curators and technologists, the day looks back at images as a way to bring visibility to the present […]
We are pleased to announce that Lawrence Abu Hamdan has been awarded the 2022 Future Fields Commission in Time-Based Media. Abu Hamdan is the first non-American recipient of this commission which will debut at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in spring 2022, followed by the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin that winter. According to […]
The Turner Prize 2019, presented in partnership with Tate and Turner Contemporary, has been awarded to a collective bringing together the four nominated artists. The nominees – Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo, and Tai Shani – came together to request that the jury consider awarding the Prize to them as a collective. In […]
MCA Screenings feature works of contemporary cinema that expand traditional notions of moviegoing and are organized by Assistant Curator Christy LeMaster with the Performance and Public Practice team.
Marwa Arsanios considers practices in agriculture and farming as the starting point of her research. She has investigated communal farming practices by eco-feminist groups in places such as northern Syria. This resulted in the production of two films, presented as a video installation in this year’s Sharjah Biennial 14. Arsanios’s research for the triennial expands to communities […]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s audiovisual works and installations explore the political implications of language and communication. Traces of governmental or corporate violence and mechanisms of surveillance and propaganda reveal themselves in the scope of auditory perception. The exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin focuses on the video and sound installation This whole time there were no landmines (2017) […]
Lawrence Abu Hamdan is one of the four shortlisted candidates to win the Turner Prize 2019, one of the best known awards for visual arts in the world. An exhibition of the finalists is currently on view at Turner Contemporary in Margate (UK).
The first solo exhibition in Australia by Lawrence Abu Hamdan features an installation of « Earwitness Inventory », among other major works.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s works will be exhibited along with other artists in the exhibition Sound Unheard opening September 12th in the Goethe Institut, Paris.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be part of the group exhibition Babel at ISELP, Brussels opening September 12th.
Odyssées is a group show featuring works of Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Show will be on view until next September 15, 2019